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A French Boulle Box

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A French Boulle Box
A veneer decoration of cutting patterns of tortoise and brass on to wood, with either as a base. A fine technique perfected by Andre Boulle 1642 1732, ebeniste to Louis XIV. This piece of a mid 19th century version with a red foil back on the tortoise and with side mounted facial masks. A fine example of this type of marquetry and in good condition. 9 3/8 x 7 x 5 1/4 inches

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